Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Property Rights - #4421 - SUPERBOWL VIDEO: Paul Harvey - 'So God Made a Farmer' (2) House Passes HB2048 - Storm water Runoff Bill (3) UPDATE: Va. Legislature: House Passes HB1430 - Boneta Bill, Right to Farm Act (with Reenactment Clause) 77Y, 22N, Fauquier Free Citizen(4) Reid Going Modular on Gun Control - Hot Air (5) Strange and Stranger: Analyzing Chris Dumler's Bizare Sexual Battery Plea, Schilling Show Blog

Paul Harvey - 'So God Made a Farmer' - Famous Super Bowl Ad  - Right after the Super Bowl, this video had 336 views, as of this morning it has been viewed 4,123,212 times.

(2) Virginia General Assembly: UPDATE: HB2048 - Water Quality - Storm water Runoff Bill, 82Y-17N, Unfortunately this Bill Passed, 2 GOP Delegates voted for it, Matt Fariss and Steve Landes, along with Democrat Toscano.  Rob Bell voted against this bill.

3) Virginia General Assembly: UPDATE: HB1430 - Boneta Bill - Right to Farm Act - PASSED, 77Y-22N, Rob Bell, Matt Fariss, Steve Landes voted for it, Toscano no vote.- Passed with Reenactment Clause, which means the bill has to be brought back in 2014, unless this clause is dropped in Senate version. Fauquier Free Citizen - The Boneta Bill, H.B. 1430, passed the Virginia House today and moves to the Senate. The bill was inspired by Fauquier County’s zany and creepy antics, threatening fines for birthday parties and telling Paris farmer Martha Boneta she couldn’t sell her farm products even though she had a business license. The whole story has exposed some in Fauquier County government as being uncivil, petty bullies who are unfit for office. FauquierFreeCitizen.com will continue its probing coverage of that.

(4) Reid Going Modular on Gun Control - Hot Air - Harry Reid finds himself stuck between his gun-rights voters and the NRA on one side of the current gun-control debate, and the White House and Dianne Feinstein on the other. How can he proceed without angering either? The Wall Street Journal reports that Reid will schedule a gun-control bill that focuses on background checks and magazine capacities for semiautomatic weapons — but will leave open the amendment process: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.......Why does this matter? Basically, it gives Democrats in the Senate — especially red-state Democrats like Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan, and others facing voters in 2014 — the opportunity to cast a high-profile vote against the ban without damaging the core bill. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me at this point if the magazine capacity issue got broken out into a separate amendment, if that loses steam in the Senate, so that they can do the same with that issue. The assault-weapons ban probably won’t get 40 votes in a separate floor vote. This is quite a clever move by Reid. Public polling shows that voters aren’t keen on the assault-weapons ban but want background checks expanded and intensified. Reid is protecting the most vulnerable Democrats by letting them split their vote so that the red-state Democrats can claim that they blocked the gun banners in Washington, perhaps diluting a GOP attack line next year. Read more........

Strange and Stranger: Analyzing Chris Dumler's Bizarre Sexual Battery Plea - Schilling Show Blog - Albemarle County Board of Supervisor member, Christopher J. Dumler, has pled guilty to sexual battery, a Class 1 misdemeanor, under Virginia § 18.2-67.4: A. An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he sexually abuses, as defined in § 18.2-67.10, (i) the complaining witness against the will of the complaining witness, by force, threat, intimidation, or ruse. Under a brief list of conditions, Dumler was sentenced to one year in jail with all but sixty days suspended. News reports indicate that the Supervisor will face incarceration of only thirty days, and that he desires his “time” to be served on weekends. Ostensibly, that decision rests with the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. Notably, Dumler is a former member of the jail authority board and previously received deferential treatment when jail administration allowed him to exit his initial incarceration through a seldom-used side door in order to avoid gathered media—a privilege rarely extended........ Dumler has been entrusted to the psychiatric supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Fracher—a progressive extremist and frequent sex-crime apologist—who will perform a court-mandated psychosexual evaluation on the convict. In 2005, Fracher infamously mis-evaluated ex-Scoutmaster and accused child sodomist, David Brian Watkins as follows......While public outrage builds and calls for his resignation intensify, Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler will continue governing until a critical mass of protest is reached.  Read more........

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